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Social inequality, including gender discrimination, hinders the potential for economic development, a key focus of the agriculture for development community.

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Villegas was recognized for co-developing quality protein maize.

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Margaret Krause, a doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University, became interested in science and nature at an early age.

Gender and social inclusion
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Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers.

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In a move to bolster gender equity in agriculture, CIMMYT will launch a series of training courses promoting the integration gender awareness and analysis in research for development.

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Small-scale mechanization is becoming more important on farms in Nepal as young people, particularly men, migrate away from rural areas in large numbers.

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CIMMYT maize breeder Thokozile Ndhlela interviewed on career and inspiring girls in Africa to embrace agriculture.

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Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.

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A leading NGO is working together with CIMMYT in India to generate awareness among women about climate-smart practices.

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NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.

Gender and social inclusion
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Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.

Capacity development
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CIMMYT PhD fellow Tania Martínez receives Mexican National Youth Award for her outstanding performance in academic achievement.

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It is often a mystery why a new agricultural technology or practice can be successful in one community yet fail to have the desired effect in another.

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Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.